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Episode 21: The Final Battle Approaches! Only 3 Days Away

 

Review by Chris Guanche

July 10, 2001

 

Summary

 

Karato is told by Dr. Mikamura that Domon and Rain are still in the Guiana Highlands. Karato is worried, because only three days are left until the Gundam Fight Finals begins in Neo Hong Kong. Urube assures Karato that Domon will arrive in time because he is fighting to save his father. All around the world, Gundams begin heading for Neo Hong Kong. George, Sai Saici and Chibodee send their crews ahead of them to Neo Hong Kong. As Rain repairs the Shining Gundam, she yells at George for taking a look at it. He tells her he wants to talk with Domon, but Rain explains that Domon left two weeks ago to finish his training alone. Argo, Chibodee and Sai Saici show up, and they all feel pain from their Shuffle Alliance symbols. Nastasha says that the Shuffle Alliance is nonsense and they should all remember that they are enemies. George, Chibodee and Sai Saici sit around because they have nothing better to do. As Domon trains in the cave, he keeps seeing endless images of Master Asia laughing at him and calling him a coward. He sees an image of his father and stops attacking. He remembers all the times he's activated the Super Mode and wonders what he is lacking to control it. Schwarz watches from nearby and is surprised that Domon's training has stopped. George, Sai Saici and Chibodee continue to sit around doing nothing. Chibodee says they should forget about Domon, because he dragged them into the mess with Master Asia and the Devil Gundam. At night, Rain is asleep inside the Shining Gundam and doesn't hear the proximity alarm indicating that Death Army suits are approaching. Domon says he can't complete his training, and Schwarz shows up and calls him a coward. He summons the Gundam Spiegel and challenges Domon to a Gundam Fight.

 

Schwarz attacks Domon with the Gundam Spiegel. Domon wonders how Schwarz can fight so well with his Gundam in such a confined area. Domon thinks he might die and begins to concentrate on fighting Schwarz. He sees images of his parents, Kyoji, Master Asia and Rain. He is able to put aside his rage and revenge and see the enemy in front of him. He is able to block Schwarz with the rusty sword, and it begins to glow. Schwarz tells him it is the Clear Tranquility of Water technique. That technique will allow him to use the Super Mode at will. Domon calls the Shining Gundam, and a large group of Death Army suits suddenly attacks. Rain wakes up from Domon's call and sees the Death Army suits surrounding her. She activates the Mobile Trace System to put on the fighting suit and comes under attack. George, Chibodee and Sai Saici show up to help her. Sai Saici stays back to fight the Death Army suits while everyone else heads for Domon's location. They are then attacked by Death Birdy flying suits, and George stays behind in the Gundam Rose to fight them. He destroys several Death Birdys easily, but Death Army suits emerge from them and attack him. The aquatic Death Navy suits appear, and Chibodee fights them off with the Gundam Maxter's Burning Punch. Rain runs into Master Asia and is attacked by Death Army suits. Domon attacks the Death Army suits with the sword and destroys them. Everyone else shows up, and Master Asia calls for the Master Gundam. He says that in the place where he once trained Domon, he'll now bury him. Argo attacks Master Asia, but Master Asia rips off one of the Bolt Gundam's arms. They are surrounded by Gundam Heads, and Schwarz tells them to leave. Domon wants to fight, and he and Master Asia attack each other with the Darkness Finger and Shining Finger. The power from both causes a massive explosion.

 

Commentary

 

Well, it looks like things are turning around here. The plot of the Gundam Fight returns now that the Finals are beginning. With only three days left, they're cutting things close by sticking around in South America. It's good that Domon finally completes his training and is able to call the Super Mode at will. Master Asia shows up after being gone for a while, and he doesn't want Domon going to the Finals. Domon seems to be a match for him, now that he can destroy mobile suits by himself too. The episode ends in a cliffhanger with a big explosion. Who will survive? Of course Domon will, but the question is, how will he do it?

 

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